Old Hickory Beach Day Use Area is not what I would consider a hidden gem..that being said if you like swimming in lake water this is a nice enough area.
Roughly 8 miles from I65 in Hendersonville, Tn I didn't see any signage on the way in but my phone map located the area with no issue. Sorta out of the way and past an industrial area, not exactly picturesque, but gets the job done.
Boat ramp, fishing, picnic and beach areas, no camping. 5$ for beach access and no dogs in the beach area.
Almost forgot to mention an interesting business I saw on the way out.
The Skulls Saloon, now the name would indicate a certain clientele….but, it was closed with no vehicles in the parking lot to help me base my stereotype off of ;) AND was in the industrial business area, (which is actually pretty smart lease wise, but also a place you would find a certain type of bar) Dunno……….